Today is a significant date for the country's space industry. 8 years ago, on July 22, the Belarusian spacecraft was launched at Baikonur. Information from the satellite is used in our country by 11 ministries and more than 20 organizations. Control over agricultural production, natural resources, monitoring of emergencies and updating topographic and navigation maps. Microcircuits for BKA and optics are of domestic production. By the way, 8 satellites equipped with Belarusian optics are flying in space today.